Bascote Heath

Bascote Heath Church still stands on the corner of Featherbed Lane, but has fallen into disuse since the lovely photo of the roof being thatched was taken. Today (2019) it is in disrepair, overgrown with trees and indeed dangerous (as you can see from the two photos above). However a well-kept, detached graveyard survives to the south-west of the church, hidden away behind a wooden fence and overgrown yew trees.

First World War memorial

A war memorial nearby commemorates men of the parish and those of Stoney Thorpe who gave their lives in the first World War: W.A. Bleloch, E.Bloxham, D.R. Hillier, D.O. Hillier, A.O.T. Izzard, T.A. Markham and W.W. Morton.

A strange sign

Alan Winterburn1 reports that there used to be a sign beside the road here asking ‘Gypsy and Gentry alike’ to leave no rubbish.

  1. Little Known Warwickshire, based on talks given by A.W. Winterburn, p.21.
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